Willamette Valley Synthesis Map and COAs. Click on image to download a PDF (12.3 mb)
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Fact Sheets and Reports
In 2010, the Bonneville Power Administration and the State of Oregon signed an agreement to settle BPA wildlife habitat mitigation obligations in the Willamette Valley. The agreement guarantees more than $117 million for fish and wildlife habitat conservation and restoration, protecting a minimum of 16,880 acres of important native habitats.
The agreement runs from 2010 to 2025, and allows for the implementation of a long-term account enabling maintenance for the program when the agreement expires. Program budget will expand from $739 thousand annually to $837 K annually from 2011-2012, $1.1 million in 2013 and $1.7 million from 2014-2025.
At least 10 percent of the projects will benefit both fish and wildlife habitat. In addition, new land and conservation easement acquisitions of up to $2.5 million annually from 2011-2013, increasing to $8 million annually from 2014-2025. Each year is estimated to result in acquisition of greater than 1,000 acres of new restoration, enhancement and maintenance needs translating into new job growth in the largely private restoration sector to meet this increasing need.
River Basin Memorandum of Agreement (pdf) Regarding Wildlife Habitat Protection and Enhancement between the State of Oregon and the Bonneville Power Administration, Oct. 2010.
For more information
Contact Laura Tesler, Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org